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the good life Rich Real Grill Bar, one of Bedfordview’s most luxurious restaurants and entertainment venues, has recently added an elegant privé dining room that transforms into a vibey piano bar by night where musicians provide live lounge entertainment Wednesday to Saturday. Rich Real Grill Bar is the perfect setting for weddings, conferences, product launches, birthdays and private celebrations, with a seating capacity of 300 and our privé dining room, a seating capacity of 120 or 150 cocktail style.

Princi Pastizza - Famiglia Ristorante Italiano Bookings: 011 615 4562 www.richgrill.co.za Bedford Square, Cnr Van Der Linde & Smith St, Bedfordview, Gauteng GPS Coordinates: -26.187502, 28.125901

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Paging through the Hello Festive Season Magazine for 2013 made me very proud. It wasn’t just the delicious recipes or the innovative gifting ideas - that was just the cherry on top. For me it was the gorgeous photographs of our beautiful country, it was the pride I felt in our cities and destinations around South Africa and how far we have all come as a nation! I just love the spirit of our people and the diverse cultures. I have always wanted to capture that very life force in our annual Festive Season guide to share with the rest of South African. As you page through the magazine, you will notice that the international restaurant chain, Hard Rock Café will be launching in Joburg this Festive Season. Hard Rock Café is perfectly suited for the lively attitude of the Festive Season and is an ideal venue to host your year-end celebrations. I don’t know about you but I also cannot wait to attempt the festive recipe of sweet, fragrant Christmas bread; which would pair greatly with a smooth glass of Bunnahabhain Single Malt Whiskey.

HELLO FESTIVE SEASON is published by Spinner Communications cc Established in 1980 www.hellojoburg.co.za Hello Joburg Magazine @hellojoburgmag PUBLISHER: Joseph Spinner EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Justyn Spinner Assistant Editor : Robyn Du Plooy DESIGN Jessica Hahn & PRODUCTION: Digital Media:

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Further in the magazine we can thank country life and nature and indulge in a getaway to Kievits Kroon Country Estate. Just 45 minutes drive from Sandton CBD; the award winning estate offers tranquility, peace and total relaxation! What better way to end off the year! And if country life is not to your tasting the travel section will take you on a journey through the beautiful Western Cape, to the tropical land of Thailand and winding-up with Mozambique for some sunshine, pristine coastlines and avid beach lovers.

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The festive Season magazine meanders through the picturesque landscapes of our country, to the premium restaurants and world-class nightlife spots and reminds us all why South Africa is fast becoming one of the greatest destinations in the world.

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Please use the Hello Festive Season magazine to help you get excited for the upcoming Festive Season and whatever you do, please just have fun and ENJOY! #lovejozi

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Three delicious set menus to choose. Alternatively, we’ll help you create your own. Celebrate your office Christmas Party in true Irish style at The Brazen Head Authentic Irish Restaurant and Pub. At The Brazen Head, we pride ourselves on our hearty food and every dish is prepared from the freshest ingredients. For the festive season we have compiled three mouth-watering set menus to suit both your palate and your budget. Each Brazen Head has unique areas that can be used to host your year-end functions and parties and which create, either a completely private or semiprivate experience. Enquire about a special carvery or buffet at a price to suit your function or party. A minimum of 20 guests are required for a carvery or buffet service. Christmas hats and crackers can be included at an additional fee. Functions can be booked for lunch or dinner times, subject to availability.

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contents What’s In This Months Edition? FEATURES: The Pyramid Spa & Beauty School

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Along with The Pyramid Conference & Venue Centre & Day Spa, The Pyramid Beauty School, forms part of the initiative that is, rejuvenation and redeveloping of the inner city of Johannesburg. Passion for the beauty industry along with a vision to provide a reputable and affordable educational center, led to the launch of the school in February 2013 with 1st year full time learners in Beauty & Nail Technology (FET Certificate). Swinging Christmas

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There is only one place to celebrate the festive season in Johannesburg and that would be with Swingin’ Christmas where everyone’s favourite Christmas Carols will be swung into a stylish 50’s rock ‘n roll, big band sound starring the fabulous 17-piece Johannesburg Big Band. Cedar Park

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Cedar Park Hotel and Conference Centre is located in Woodmead in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg and is conveniently situated close to the Central Business District of Sandton. The hotel is close to the M1 Johannesburg – Pretoria highway and on a direct route to the OR Tambo International Airport and close to Malboro Gautrain.

Stuck for great gifting ideas? Stress no longer. Amarula has created some great African Original concepts to inspire you. For family, friends and those in between, there are wonderfully diverse suggestions, all themed according to the specific interests of those you want to treat. Gwefey Restaurant

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Gwefey Restaurant is trendy, voguish and ambient hotspot situated in the stylish World Trade Center in Sandton. Gwefey is an authentic Asian restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view. Christmas 29 Lunch Head to Durbanville Hills Wines’ newly refurbished restaurant, a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town city centre, for a merry Christmas lunch. Bunnahabhain Single Malt 31 The unmistakably elegant, awardwining Bunnahabhain single malts make the perfect gift for someone who appreciates exclusivity this festive season.

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Everyone loves a classic and our throwback to the mastermind, the Classic Mojito, should take you back to the good old days, of formidable gangsters, dirty dancing and gunmanship. Lollipop Lounge

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The Lollipop Lounge is a landmark in Randburg, with a Moulin Rouge like ambiance and beautiful South African women ready to tease and titillate you. It offers the very best in erotic entertainment. Hence the slogan “We aim to Tease”. Come and spoil yourself and your friends at The Lollipop Lounge. Introduction to Travel 52 So the year 2013 has finally come to an end. The Christmas decorations are on display, the flowers are in full bloom and the festive season has slowly found its way into our lives yet again. Kievits Kroon presents monthly winemakers evenings 53 From October, food and wine lovers in Gauteng will be able to enjoy monthly winemaker’s evenings at Kievits Kroon

Country Estate, just outside Pretoria. The dates for the first two evenings have been confirmed and will see Executive Chef Sammy Mashile join winemakers from the Robertson Wine Valley to create mouth-watering six-course tasting menus, each dish perfectly paired with wines from the featured estate.

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who somehow works his way past her protective shell, and coaxes her into confiding her long-buried secrets to him. A hint of a budding romance flares up between the two, but is never fully realized. WHERE: Market Theatre WHEN: 8 October 2013 – 3 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R79 – R158 HOW TO BOOK:

THE ZULU Based on tales of the historic background of the Zulu nation, told him by his great grand-mother when he was a small child, the play is about to commence a national tour prior to being taken abroad next year. Directed by Christopher John and designed by Sarah Roberts, the new production stars Mbongeni Ngema in dazzling story-telling mode, performed with interludes of song and live accompaniment by noted Maskandi artist, Matshitshi Ngema. WHERE: The Market Theatre WHEN: 1 October – 3 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R150 – R200 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

NONGOGO A reflective piece of theatre, and one of Fugard`s earliest works, Nongogo is set entirely in a 1950`s era shebeen. Tough shebeen queen Queenie is drawn to Johnny, a travelling salesman

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BUCKLED BUCKLED is back by popular demand! A must see comedy that takes you through all the bizarre and delightful experiences leading up to an INDIAN WEDDING. Yash and Shelen first meet at primary school and are destined... or is it doomed to be together. We follow their rocky but hilarious journey to eternal bliss with a host of fabulously funny characters all played by our two talented award winning actors Leeanda Reddy (Isidingo and Mr Bones2) and Meren Reddy (City Sesla, Scandal

and Mr Bones 2). Directed by Krijay Govender. WHERE: Gold Reef City WHEN: 31 October 2013 – 2 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R120-R305 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

ADAPT OR FLY The most famous white woman in South Africa, Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, leads a company of characters that include Julius `Juju` Malema, former apartheid minister Pik Botha, kugel Nowell Fine, Mrs Petersen from the Cape Flats, the old Krokodil PW Botha, Madiba and our dancing First Citizen Zuma, all to put the smile back on faces. In a time of worldwide depression, recession, fear and anger, what is better and more healing than a good laugh at the expense of those who depress, recess, frighten and annoy us? WHERE: Pieter Toerien, Montecasino

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WHEN: 23 October - 10 November NOVEMBER: 2013 HOW MUCH: From R100 – R160 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

SUZANNE VEGA Suzanne Nadine Vega is an American songwriter and singer known for her eclectic folk-inspired music. Two of Vega`s songs reached the top 10 of various international chart listings: `Luka` and `Tom`s Diner`. Suzanne Vega was the first major figure in the bumper crop of female singer/songwriters who rose to prominence during the late `80s and `90s. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: 3 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R200 – R650 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

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Festive Season which locates the musical within the Cape Town community, giving it a distinctly local flavour. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: 15 November 2013 – 5 January 2014 HOW MUCH: From R100-R280 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com

FRESHLY GROUND

FRESHLY GROUND... performs at Emperors Palace!! Freshly Ground is made up of 7 talented and diverse musicians from Africa and fronted by Zolani Mahola, the band exudes a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success. Freshly Ground are back and as dynamic as ever - featuring songs from the latest album... Take me to the Dance. WHERE: Emperors Palace WHEN: 30 November 1 December 2013 HOW MUCH: From R180 – R220 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

JOHNNY CLEGG: ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONCERT

Johnny Clegg took his highly acclaimed A SOUTH AFRICAN STORY to the Royal Albert Hall in March, and will be bringing this show home to The Teatro at Montecasino in November this year. This story covers Johnny`s life through his music, and is an inspiring and uplifting voyage. The show is the story of his life and how various local and international events in history influenced his music. The show will showcase various forms of dance that influenced him through the years. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: 29 November - 1 December 2013 HOW MUCH: From R262 – R415 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

LIRA – 1ST DECADE Lira has released a total of 5 studio albums, 2 live DVD`s and 2 live CD`s. She has won multiple awards and performed around the world. She is revered as one of SA`s iconic song writers and stage performers and now you can experience and celebrate her evolution over the past 10 years. Prepare for an extravaganza of song, dance and live

ticket.com or call 0861 915 8000 Eugene Khoza is back at the Lyric Theatre for his 3rd 1 man show. After hosting sold out shows in March in Jhb, at Gold Reef City, and Pta in May, Eugene Khoza brings his` Pardon Me` back to The Lyric Theatre for 2 nights on uncontrollable and hilarious laughter. WHERE: Gold Reef City WHEN: 8 & 9 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R120-R305 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.compu-

RUSSEL BRAND LIVE: MESSIaH COMPLEX TOUR Comedian, actor and author, Russell Brand announces his first ever world stand-up tour. Keeping in line with Brand`s comedic style, the tour, officially named “Messiah Complex,” will be a dissection of various social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparisons of each other. WHERE: Montecasino WHEN: 15 November – 18 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R250-R550 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

BLOOD BROTHERS DAVID KRAMER ADAPTS WEST END HIT MUSICAL `BLOOD BROTHERS` FOR PIETER TOERIEN AND ERIC ABRAHAM. BLOOD BROTHERS is the story of two boys who are separated at birth when their financially desperate mother gives away one of her twins, but who are brought together again by friendship. Playwright Willy Russell gave his blessing to David Kramer`s adaptation,

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MAXWELL SA TOUR Castle Milk Stout and Canoc Productions Presents two-time GRAMMY Award winning soul superstar, Maxwell Live in SA. This chart-topping, arenafilling singer, songwriter, musician and producer will be in South Africa to perform two concerts only. Maxwell fans are in for a musical treat when this soft-spoken multi-platinum sexy ambassador of soul sings a mix of his earlier classic songs and recent numbers from the first two of the BLACKsummers`night trilogy albums. Maxwell is ready to give old fans and new ones a sensory experience that he never fails to deliver.

music entertainment as you witness: LIRA - First Decade! WHERE: Carnival City WHEN: 29 & 30 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R105 – R350 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

THE FLYING PICKETS The group was first formed in 1982 by members of the 7:84 Theatre group, a socialist fringe theatre group who used a cappella singing in a production called One Big Blow, the story of the 1982 miner`s strike in the UK, from the miner`s point of view. WHERE: Carnival City WHEN: 22 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R285 – R485 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com

JOEY RASDIEN You have heard Joey Rasdien`s hysterically absurd, intellectually unintellectual take on events and processes! Now come and listen to his holistic view on how far we, as South Africans and in-

WHERE: The Coco-cola Dome WHEN: 7 December 2013 HOW MUCH: From R250-R550 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000 WHERE: Gold Reef City WHEN: 23 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R150 – R335 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

MEZE, MIRA AND MAKE-UP BLURB Irene Stephanou’s Meze, Mira and Make-up is an hilarious one-woman account that is both poignant and passionate, and encapsulates the agonies of an adolescent Greek girl growing up againt the grain. In a worl where being asked to dance is the penultimate december: prize, Mira articulates her encounters in a mimicry of colourful chameleonic characters that we can identify with – whether we are of Greek heritage of not.

ALISON MOYET LIVE The two concerts will feature the very best of the bluesy voiced Alison Moyet and the hits of her Electro-Pop 80`s band, Yazoo.The Inimitable and iconic Diva of the 80`s, Alison Moyet, comes to Cape Town for the first time, as part of the Cultivaria Summer concert series at the liquifruit amphitheatre in Paarl. This concert will feature the very best of the bluesy voiced Alison Moyet and the hits of her Electro-Pop 80`s band, Yazoo. WHERE: Emperors Palace WHEN: 13 & 14 December 2013 HOW MUCH: From R295 – R625 HOW TO BOOK:

WHERE: Theatre on the Square WHEN: 29 October 2013 – 23 November 2013 HOW MUCH: From R120– R200 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.theatreonthesquare.co.za

NICKELBACK Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and over half a million copies in South Africa, ranking as the eleventh best-selling music act, and the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 2000s.

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WHERE: The Coco-cola Dome WHEN: 6 & 8 December 2013 HOW MUCH: From R340-R790 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call

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WHIPPED From the team that brought you Those Indian Guys! Sans & Kas are at it again in Whipped! A tale about old neighbours, old flames, new neighbours, new fires... and a goat! Aunty Saras & Uncle Vincent make a boisterous return with both their spouses through mysterious circumstances having died so they decide to move in together and make a fresh start,they move into this new townhouse complex and meet some crazier neighbours and they even try to find the missing goat. A comedy WHODUNNIT like never before! WHERE: Gold Reef City WHEN: 7 December 2013 HOW MUCH: From R150-R335 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000

BARRY HILTON: B.E.E BEST OF EVERYTHING EVER South African Comedy Legend, Barry Hilton, Is Set To Thrill Audiences With His Latest Show Barry Hilton B.E.E. (Best Of Everything Ever) This Performance Will Showcase Some Of His Current Work As Well As Audience Favourites Spanning A Phenomenal 30 Years On Stage As A Successful, Professional Comedian. WHERE: Gold Reef City WHEN: 20 & 21 December 2013 HOW MUCH: From R75 – R260 HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000


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long with The Pyramid Conference & Venue Centre & Day Spa, The Pyramid Beauty School, forms part of the initiative that is, rejuvenation and redeveloping of the inner city of Johannesburg. Passion for the beauty industry along with a vision to provide a reputable and affordable educational center, led to the launch of the school in February 2013 with 1st year full time learners in Beauty & Nail Technology (FET Certificate). With over 20 years combined experience in the Beauty and Skincare industry, we aim to extend our excellence and professionalism to those who would like to see themselves successful in the Beauty industry, and to empower the individual who wishes to make a career for themselves as a Professional Beauty Therapist. The Pyramid Beauty School strives to achieve a high level of quality education that will further enhance our reputation within the Beauty industry. Classes are kept small so that learners are given the oneon-one attention they deserve. We strive to deliver quality, cost effective education so learners are able to further their career with the skills and confidence required. The school is conveniently located, next to The Pyramid Day Spa, where learners will get an opportunity to get hands-on working experience in an award winning Day Spa. Gaining on-site experience during their studies will provide the learners with an added advantage when they need to find employment in the beauty industry, either in salons, spas or on cruise liners.

By the year 2015, The Pyramid Beauty School aims to be running with 2nd and 3rd year courses. Part time courses are offered frequently during the year, ideal for the individual who would like to earn an extra income in their spare time. The part time courses are done either in the week or on a Saturday morning to make it convenient for someone who already has full time commitments. The Pyramid Beauty School is accredited Nationally by Services SETA (No. 4175) and Internationally accredited with City & Guilds (Centre no. 848430). Applications are available to enrol for 2014. The following courses are available: Full Time: FET Certificate in Beauty Technology Certificate (1 year). FET Certificate in Beauty and Nail Technology (1 ½ years) National Diploma in Health and Skincare (2-3 years) Part Time: Manicures & Pedicures Facial Therapy Waxing Basic Make-up Swedish Massage Eyebrow & Eyelash Tinting & Shaping Eyelash Extensions Nail Technology For further information or assistance, please contact the school on school@pyramiddayspa.co.za or call us on 011 493 8600. Find us at The Pyramid Conference & Venue Centre, 96 Eloff Street Ext, Village Deep Selby, JHB

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here is only one place to celebrate the festive season in Johannesburg - and that would be with Swingin’ Christmas where everyone’s favourite Christmas Carols will be swung into a stylish 50’s rock ‘n roll, big band sound starring the fabulous 17-piece Johannesburg Big Band. Audiences will enjoy instantly recognisable hits like Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, Let it snow, Frosty the Snowman, Have yourself a Merry Christmas and many others, all performed by some of South Africa’s finest vocal talents. Let Cito (of WONDERboom fame), Pixie Bennett (best known as “the dynamite from Idols Season 5), Tracey-Lee Oliver (a favourite of Gold Reef City audiences) and a bright

new star Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri take you on a journey of pure delight and nostalgia with this show that’s ideal for both young and the young-atheart, for families and year-end corporate parties and everyone else in between. Swingin’ Christmas is on for 2 shows only at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Saturday 30 November - at 3pm and 8pm. Discounts for groups of 10 or more, senior citizens, scholars and students apply. Tickets range from R130 - R170 and can be booked at Computicket or by calling The Lyric Theatre Box Office on (011) 248 5000. Special corporate hospitality packages are available by contacting Paula Kelly at (011) 510 7905.

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eyers Chocolates is launching its new range of finest-quality chocolate products, made from the master chocolatier Kees Beyers’ own recipe. Beyers Nutty Choc Bites is a range of premium-quality chocolate-covered nuts in three delicious variants. Nutty Choc Bites Peri Peri offers a taste sensation for the more adventurous chocolate lover, giving a delicious chocolatey twist to this popular local flavour. Lightly roasted peanuts are dusted in peri peri and coated in milk chocolate ... a first for the South African market.

All Beyers chocolates contain real chocolate with a minimum 35% cocoa content, with no artificial flavours or colourants, hydrogenated fats or genetically modified ingredients.

Nutty Choc Bites Peanut Butter is a moreish mix of lightly roasted peanuts smothered in peanut butter and enrobed in smooth milk chocolate.

Available nationwide at Pick n Pay and Spar, Beyers Nutty Choc Bites come in an easy-dispensing 50g box and retail for around R17 each.

Finally, for those who prefer a chocolate classic, Nutty Choc Bites Caramel teams caramelised chocolate almonds with a coating of Beyers Chocolates’ premium milk chocolate.

For over 25 years, South Africans have been enjoying Beyers handdecorated treats without even realising it, since many of the chocolates produced for some of the country’s largest retailers are in fact Beyers chocolates under another name.

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the best ingredients are good enough for the brand’s master chocolatier. Kees imports the Nutty Choc Bites almonds from Turkey, which along with its Middle-Eastern neighbours, produces some of the world’s best-quality almonds. And being a Proudly-SA brand, Beyers Chocolates sources peanuts from home, with Kees dealing directly with local farmers to ensure he receives the best-quality nut the country has to offer.

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Dining In Style HARPERS COFFEE SHOP AND BISTRO. GREAT SURROUNDINGS - HEARTY MEALS

Smoking area • Bathrooms • Children friendly • Free wi-fi • Function bookings • Catering platters Inside Stuttafords, in Eastgate • Tel: 011 616 4511 Trading hours: 9am – 5pm Mondays – Thursdays & Saturdays 9am – 8:00pm - Fridays • 9am – 4pm - Sundays and Public Holidays

Anton Odendaal from leading furniture retailer, Rochester, offers ways to achieve a stylish dining room in time for the festive season.

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ith the festive season fast approaching, your home and dining area in particular, will become main areas of focus for any yluetide in-home entertaining that you may be planning. So why not revamp your dining room with the latest dining décor trends, advises Anton Odendaal from leading furniture retailer, Rochester. Antique chic “Incorporating old with new is a popular trend – taking weathered, antique or classic pieces and incorporating them with modern furniture can result in a very stylish and interesting look for your dining area,” explains Anton. He suggests using small items to accent your dining room, such as baroque frames on walls or an ornate vase in the centre of the table. This is a move away from the slick minimalist décor trend.

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Bright and bold Bright colours can bring a summery feeling into your dining area, notes Anton: “Yellow in particular is becoming fashionable. Many people ae intimidated by yellow, but incorporating small touches of this bold colour into your dining space can result in a warm and inviting area with s fresh appeal.” It’s a man’s world Masculine touches are becoming

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more popular in the home – think dark colours, wood and leather. Not only is this trend cosy and comfortable, but it also allows for a more family-friendly space as these materials are durable, as well as making the man of the house feel like he was considered in the interior decorating Tasteful texture “Texture is an effective way of adding interest to the dining area, “explains Anton, “Tactile fabrics and wallpaper make your home more tactile and interactive, as well as adding subtle accents that can bring the space together.” Texture can be incorporated into a space by means combining a variety of natural textures such as wood grain on tables, leather upholstery on chairs, complemented by a shaggy carpet for example. Go graphic “Bold, graphic modern prints are everywhere this season - from wallpaper to upholstery fabric. Limit this trend to accents so as not to overwhelm your space - include smaller elements in bold prints and keep the rest of the decor plain and simple,” explains Anton. Choosing graphic black and white wallpaper and pairing it with dark, square-shaped dining room furniture for example, can effortlessly add an edgy modern feeling to a space. www.rochester.co.za


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edar Park Hotel and Conference Centre is located in Woodmead in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg and is conveniently situated close to the Central Business District of Sandton. The hotel is close to the M1 Johannesburg – Pretoria highway and on a direct route to the OR Tambo International Airport and close to Malboro Gautrain. The hotel is managed by Randy Moniez, a Bermudian by birth, now a South African Citizen who chose to settle in the spellbound continent of Africa, as he calls it. Running on a family style basis, proudly offering great service and superb value, the hotel offers outstanding venues for conferencing, training programmes, weddings and special functions, and accommodation in air-conditioned townhouse styled apartments. Thus you can enjoy the multifunctional conference space encompassing 8 conference rooms offering configurations of 10 to 700 for delegates and guests alike.

Hotel and Conference Centre Additionally, the Hotel offers 51 well-appointed en-suite bedrooms, with a current upgrade underway and due for completion early 2014. There are three styles to choose from, singles are modern, for the upmarket young executive. Country chic rooms focussed on executives, geared for comfort and sophisticated style and they also offer French Provincial Rooms geared for the ultimate executive providing luxury, sophistication and comfort. The Cedars Pub & Restaurant is located separately in the lush gardens on the property, overlooking the swimming pool. The restaurant offers a full English Buffet Breakfast with á la carte and buffet menus served at lunch and dinner, either in the restaurant or on the open terrace overlooking the pool. The Cedars Pub and Restaurant offers everything from snacks to à la carte meal in a relaxed atmosphere. The pub is integrated with the restaurant and an open fireplace sets the mood in winter creating a wonderful ambience. The nightlife in the

restaurant has been awakened and they have now added a Cedars Juke Box and Plug ‘n Play docking station so that guests can select what they want to hear and what atmosphere they want to create. The Restaurant Terrace can be booked for open garden functions

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or family events. Waiter service for cocktails in Summer around the pool is also offered. 120 Western Service Road, Woodmead, Sandton South Africa +27 11 804 3777 www.cedarpark.co.za

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FLORIST & DÉCOR SHOP

FLOWERS FOR EVERY OCCASION. DELIVERIES IN JOHANNESBURG. OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

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• Magical Displays • Themed Colour Ranges • Décor • Trees • Lights

Ancient Pastels

Sparkling Whites

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AMARULA Inspires With Original African Gift Ideas

ENGAGE • CREATE • DELIVER

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tuck for great gifting ideas? Stress no longer. Amarula has created some great African Original concepts to inspire you. For family, friends and those in between, there are wonderfully diverse suggestions, all themed according to the specific interests of those you want to treat. From stargazers to book lovers, braaiers to bakers, picnickers to fondue-makers, virtually everyone you know has been catered for. Each concept is presented as a gorgeously styled gift hamper with Amarula as its centrepiece, Izwe Events is a full service event planning and management company based in Johannesburg. We create unique, memorable events ranging from spectacular private functions, to unforgettable corporate events. Contact Izwe Events if you require assistance with your next charity and fundraising event, conference, golf day, team building exercise, road show & product launch, corporate and client entertainment, awards evening, & gala dinner. We also source unique, branded promotional gift and clothing items on your behalf. Penny Mocke: +27 82 820 2851 / penny@izweevents.co.za Gayle Kihn: +27 82 457 0896 / gayle@izweevents.co.za

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surrounded by great and also very useful accessories. You can decide how faithfully you want to follow the guidelines as every element of the hamper has been itemised. You can, of course scale up or down, according to your budget. There are even ideas for gift wrapping and some Amarula recipes as an added bonus. All you need to do is go to http:// www.amarula.co.za/gifts from where you can search for ideas by occasion or relationship. A Pinterest board can also be accessed by going to http://pinterest.com/amarulacream/amarulagifting-inspirations/.


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BOMBAY BLUES

Sajith Narayanan Answers A Few Questions Regarding His Awesome Restaurant

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Indian cuisine reflects a 5000-year history of various groups and cultures interacting with the subcontinent, leading to diversity of flavors and regional cuisines found in modern-day India.’ Indian cuisine is so unique and particular about its ingredients that the flavor is always distinct and authentic. Bombay Blues Restaurant follows this taste adventure, as there is great importance as to every ingredient used and chosen for each dish. The beautiful fragrances and smells from the spices are pivotal and flavorings of each spice are specific. Some of the favorites are chili pepper, turmeric, ginger, coriander and garlic.

Q: What sets Bombay Blues apart from other Indian cuisine within Johannesburg?

A: Our uncompromising quality of the spice we procure and the excellent quality of our food. Q: What do you think are some of the misconceptions about Indian dishes?

A: Indian dishes are not tasty if it is not hot Q: If you could choose 1 ultimate ingredient to cook with, what would it be?

A: Turmeric for its medicinal value Q: How do you think the South African culture is different from other countries with regards to an appreciation for Indian cooking.

A: We are a rainbow nation thus enjoy all cuisine. Q: The public seems unfamiliar and unaccostumed to Indian desserts, why do you think this so?

A: Indian deserts are thought to be very sweet thus people don’t try it. Not all desert are very sweet. Q: Where do you get your daily inspiration from?

A: Happy faces leaving Bombay Blues after a hearty meal.

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Gwefey Restaurant

Best Asian Restaurant

Best Business Lunch Best Romantic Restaurant

Asian Fusion With A Contemporary Twist

Year End Party Party LET US TAKE CARE OF YOUR FUNCTION, PARTY AND EVENT WITHOUT YOU HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER..... WE WILL CATER AND PUT TOGETHER YOUR FUNCTION, PARTY OR EVENT ..... PACKAGED AND TAILOR MADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU.

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wefey Restaurant is trendy, voguish and ambient hotspot situated in the stylish World Trade Center in Sandton. Gwefey is an authentic Asian restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view. Offering traditional dishes from all across Asia – from Beijing to Shanghai to Thailand. The idea is Asian fusion with a contemporary twist. The restaurant is fashionable and popular and one cannot help but feel swanky and glamorous. The owner Louis has created one of the most attractive restaurants to dine at in Johannesburg. Louis describes the concept in 3 words: authenticity, wellness and trendiness. Already dishes like The Gado Gado SaladA well-known Indonesian salad of blanched cabbage, bean sprouts and boiled potato topped with boiled eggs, fried tofu and prawn crackers tossed in a lemon, coconut & peanut sauce, and The Steamed Whole Fish with Spring Onion & GingerWhole fresh fish steamed and sprinkled with finely shredded spring onion and fresh finger, all sizzled with vegetable oil and light soy sauce- have made the restaurant vibrant and of course well-liked. The standard of food is excellent and the employee’s work ethic is marvelous.

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Because of the fusion of flavors, the menu is limitless; vegetarians, meat lovers and fish foodies will find many flavors to delight their pallet. Now moving towards the venue and location, Gwefey being situated in the hub of Johannesburg, the uberstylish and chic area that is Sandton, allows for the working population as well as the average hip Joburger to wine and dine in comfort and luxury. What is more fabulous is the Gwefey function venue: Spaze. Located on level 12 of the Sinosteel Plaza. Spaze is a contemporary, upmarket and unique conferencing event centre that offers a panoramic view in one of the most iconic skyscrapers in Sandton CBD. Moreover Spaze has a world-class infrastructure and facilities to cater for escalating demand of conferences, functions and events. All rooms are fully furnished with luxury fittings and furniture and are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. The panoramic view and upmarket feel of all the rooms and space is a bonus. While the bi-cultural menu and international food certainly makes the venue prominent and unbeatable! The Gwefey experience will be one to remember and cherish! By: Bianca Maletsky


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Our in-house catering service is run by Gwefey Asian Cuisine, which is the best Asian fusion restaurant in the country, providing anything from finger snacks to tailor-made menus. Offering traditional dishes from all across Asia – from Beijing to Shanghai to Thailand – SPAZE has created a sensual trip through the Eastern continent via the palate. Combining our trendy and luxurious setting with exotic Asian cuisine and pairing these with professional waiters and outstaning chefs, SPAZE is bound to satisfy your every gastronomic whim. Not only will the exotic, oriental smells entice your olfactory senses, but your ocular orbs will feast on the beautiful interior as well.

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festive selection Fine Wine For You To Dine

DURBANVILLE HILLS’ MERLOT ROSÉ IS SUMMER IN A GLASS ...

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he fresh, lively taste of the 2013 Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé is the perfect wine to enjoy this summer. Not only will its gorgeous pomegranate hue bring a festive feel to your get-together but its versatility will pair with a variety of dishes - from braised duck, turkey breast, seared tuna steak to berry desserts, mezze, salads and roast chicken. The wine is dry, light-bodied and bursts with raspberry, rose petals and fresh summer berries. The 2013 Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé retails for about R40 a bottle.

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Have A Cracking Christmas Lunch At Durbanville Hills Wines

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Wines’ newly refurbished restaurant, a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town city centre, for a merry Christmas lunch. To start, choose between the honey roasted gammon, apple and almond salad or chilled spicy Gazpacho with

with either coffee or tea and fruit cake muffins. Kids can enjoy a special Christmas snack platter an assortment of fish cakes, pizza wheels, chicken drumsticks, cheese wedges, chips, pigs in blanket and a soft drink. Cost is R395 per person and R145 for children under the age of 12.

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FESTIVE RECIPE A Tasty Treat For You To Make SWEET CHRISTMAS BREAD This is a traditional Greek cake served over Christmas and New Year. A coin is inserted into the base of the cake, indicating good luck for the person receiving the slice with the coin. Makes 1 cake A LITTLE EFFORT 4 hours 600g cake flour 2 x 10g instant dry yeast 190ml warm milk 4 eggs pinch of salt 140g sugar rind of 2 lemons 120g butter, melted 1 egg, lightly beaten sesame seeds, to sprinkle 1 Put 240g of the flour in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with the yeast. Pour in the milk and beat until smooth. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour.

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2 Beat the eggs, salt, sugar and lemon rind in a pot over boiling water until the sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes. 3 Pour the egg mixture into the flour and stir to combine. Add the remaining flour and knead, gradually adding the butter, until smooth and elastic. Cover and rest in a warm place until double in size, about 2 hours. 4 Knead again and put into a 24cm springform baking tin. Cover and rest in a warm place until double in size again. Brush with the egg and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Bake for 45 minutes. 5 Serve sliced with a bottle of cold bubbly. Recipe courtesy of Food & Home Entertaining magazine. For more great recipes, go to www.foodandhome.co.za

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BUNNAHABHAIN SINGLE MALT

PARC FERMÉ

A Gift To Give: The Distinctive Bunnahabhain Single Malt This Festive Season

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he unmistakably elegant, award-wining Bunnahabhain single malts make the perfect gift for someone who appreciates exclusivity this festive season. Situated on the world-famous whisky-producing Isle of Islay, the Bunnahabhain distillery overlooks the Sound of Islay. And it is here, in the warehouses built in 1881 that the single malts quietly mature and develop the gentle characteristics and noticeable sea influence evident in the finish. Bunnahabhain (pronounced Bū-naha-venn) is the only distillery on Islay using water from natural springs in the bed of the Margadale River. It also uses unpeated malted barley in the production of the hand-crafted range of 12, 18 and 25 year-old single malts. And for this reason, the

whiskies are known as the “gentle taste of Islay”. Created by master distiller Ian MacMillan, the whiskies are un-chillfiltered, a return to the whisky-making tradition of Bunnahabhain’s distillers dating back many years. With nothing taken away or added, the whisky retains all of its depth of flavour, aromas, colours and character. This allows the gentle, subtle notes of the malts to come through, and provides a purer taste, nose and appearance and as close to what MacMillan personally selected from the ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The Bunnahabhain range of single malts are available from fine whisky and liquor outlets and retail for about R490 (12 year old), R900 (18 year old) and R2 600 (25 year old).

Cocktail Parties, Seminars, Events - host yours with us and experience the vibe of the metropolis combined with chic décor & tasty treats!

@parcfermerest www.facebook.com/ParcFerme 8 Maude Street, Sandton Central, Sandown, 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 11 245 4846 Email: parcferme@parcferme.co.za

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WAY YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON Festive Season

get in touch for your end-of-year functions the perfect venue is hard rock cafe johannesburg mandela square johannesburg

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festive selection Top Jozi Restaurants & Fucntion Venues

MONTEGO BAY

HIGHER GROUND Located on the beautiful grounds of St. Stithians College, with the best views in Jozi and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner on either one of the beautiful decks, terrace area or inside the deli. St. Stithians College Property 40 Peter Place Randburg, Johannesburg 011 024 3433 www.highergroundrestaurant.com

CORNUTI Montego Bay offers the perfect setting for relaxed business luncheons and social afternoons, situated in the heart of Sandton on the Nelson Mandela Square, thus perfect venue for all occasions. Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton city 011 883 1526 www.montegobay.co.za

NEWS CAFÉ

Experience authentic Italian cuisine at Cornuti Restaurant in Johannesburg and enjoy the faithful Italian experience. Shop 2, Piazza Level, Illovo Square, Illovo 011 268 6684 www.cornuti.co.za

THE PATISSERIE

Located in the heart of Johannesburg’s Sandton business district, News Café Sandton is in a prime location to attract the “Who’s Who” of Johannesburg for a little curricular time out. Corner Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sandton 011 883 4370 www.newscafe.co.za

MOZAMBIK When it comes to Portuguese/African cuisine, there is no better than the most wonderful restaurant, Mozambik. www.mozambik.co.za

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The most decadent cakes and pastries in town! Come and indulge your senses at this exquisite tea lounge. Shop 24, Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Illovo, 011 268 0044

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Festive Season PICCOLO MONDO

This is a unique experience with an American & authentic Middle Eastern fusion style cuisine. Shop 5A, Illovo Square 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo 011 268 5019 www.tetamari.co.za

STELLA E LUNA Enjoy a small and intimate day out with friends and family, with food that is flavoursome and made with passion and perfection at Stella E Luna. The Piccolo Mondo at the Michelangelo Hotel, truly is a world in one. Enjoy the chef’s renowned menu items or sip on a cocktail in the II Ritrovo Lounge.

Corner 12th Street & 4th Avenue 011 447 0669 www.cornuti.co.za

The Michelangelo Hotel 135 West Street, Sandton 011 282 7463 michelangelo.co.za

LORD PRAWN

TETA MARI

Lord Prawn has been going strong since 1975 and provides value-for-money seafood dishes. Shop 1, Posthouse, corner Main Road and Posthouse Street, Bryanston 011 706 7115

011 884 1095

CAFÉ BILLI BI Café Billi Bi invites you to a boutique café experience offering delicious homemade pastas, amazing breakfasts and the freshest salads with a spin. Stoneridge Centre Corner Modderfontein Drive and Hereford Road, Greenstone Park, Modderfontein 011 524 0039 www.billibi.co.za

OTTOMAN PALACE

KONG TAI In Morningside, is where you will find one of Joburg’s finest Chinese restaurants, Kong Tai. Traditional, authentic Asian flavours freshly made food. The Wedge Shopping Centre Rivonia Road, Morningside

Midrand 079 422 8168

CHAPLIN’S GRILL

It’s more than a restaurant; it’s a place where you can feast like a king. Beyond the spellbinding decoration, the menu boasts authentic Turkish dishes. Situated at Nizamiye Turkish Masjid

In January 2012 Rainold Petersen owner of The Local Grill in Hurlingham changed the name to Chaplin’s Grill in tribute to his legendary Melville-based bistro – a gem amidst the fine dining establishments of Joburg in the 80’s & 90’s.

Corner of Old Pretoria Road and Le Roux Avenue,

61 Woodlands Avenue Sandton

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he Michelangelo Towers has its very own mall - The Michelangelo Towers Mall that hosts some of the finest luxury brand outlets in the world. Its restaurants and coffee bars have become a favoured meeting destination for guests and local residents alike, the Michelangelo Towers Mall offers its patrons everything to satisfy the most selective of senses - all under one elegant and cosmopolitan roof. With direct access to Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City, the Michelangelo Towers Mall is perfectly central and convenient. We have extended our trading hours until 7:00 pm, commencing on the 21st November.

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elebrate the Festive Season in style at one of our Michelangelo Towers Mall’s top restaurants. The RaJ The Raj Indian Restaurants offers all the splendour of traditional North Indian cuisine. The service is efficient and friendly and the food is undeniably the most authentic Indian cuisine available in the country. The food is spicy, delicious and traditional with the menu offering a large variety of authentic Indian culinary styles such as Tikka Masala, Vindaloo, Korma and Bhoona. Our master chefs are all from India and bring with them at least seven proud generations of Indian culinary knowledge and traditions. Tel: 011 783 1521 • www.therajrestaurant.com. PARC FERME In the beautiful city of Sandton, Parc Fermé offers a chic yet traditional way of experiencing exquisite French cuisine any day of the week. With its contrasting grey, black and white décor and its mixture of exotic fabrics and textiles, Parc Fermé won’t disappoint the eye. Guests can relax and take in the breathtaking furnishings and look onto the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. The team at Parc Fermé prides themselves in taking care of guests while delivering fresh, sophisticated and indulgent meals, in conjunction with quality service. 011 245 4846 • www.parcferme.co.za PIGALLE SANDTON Pigalle Sandton welcomes you to a fine dining experience exuding luxury, true baroque attitude and urban style resulting in the epitome of class and sophistication. Located in the Michelangelo Towers at the Nelson Mandela Square, Pigalle Sandton has become a benchmark in urban-chic dining where government and business men and women swarm to wine and dine like kings and queens. There is something extraordinary for every palate at Pigalle. +27 11 884 8899 • www.pigallerestaurants.co.za

Annica’s Restaurant We are in the heart of Sandton, but could be in another part of the world. Exclusive Privè Lounge. Experience a unique taste of sophistication. Dine in a stylish yet cosy atmosphere with a beautiful view of Sandton. The Privè Lounge will be available for social functions and intimate dinners. Open for Breakfast , Lunch and Dinners, featuring tastes from around the world. Tel: +27 11 884 9445 • Email: info@annicas.co.za • www.annicascakes.co.za

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LEGACY CORNER Legacy Corner, Cnr. Maude & fifth Street, Sandton (Adjacent to Nelson Mandela Square) www.legacyretail.co.za

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andton is abuzz with a host of spectacular shopping and entertainment, the newly completed Legacy Corner has however added the cherry to the top of the exclusive Sandton Shopping experience. The Legacy Corner is abundant with up market yet stylishly relaxed café’s, coffee shops coupled with superior shopping. As a lunch or dinner destination, choose the Legacy Corner. This superb location plays host to some choice dining establishments. With the Festive Season on the horizon Maximillien is gearing up to put on a superb Christmas function spread. While those in search of a fine Christmas gift can explore the Legacy Corner galleries for the perfect piece of art or discover a priceless antique from Bancroft.

The latest men’s and ladies fashion and accessories available, are also a super gift alternative. For those concerned about staying connected whilst at the Legacy Corner, be sound in the knowledge that Vodacom are on hand to support you communication needs. Amid all the communication and shopping requirements find time to take a break at La Coppa to enjoy a cup of coffee and a gourmet sandwich or complete your legacy shopping experience with a little rejuvenation at the DaVinci Spa for a facial or a luxurious massage. Make this Christmas memorable with the Legacy Corner. Legacy Management: Tel: 011 245 4279 Email: tjudnick@legacygroup.co.za

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Festive beauty Hot Beauty Buys

PEACHES SWIMWEAR Making Waves On South African Shores.

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ntroducing Peaches, a locally produced swimwear label that’s making waves on South African shores. Founded by two friends, inspired by a beach holiday, Peaches is about more than just a bikini that fits your curves and your unique style, it’s about taking a wardrobe staple and making it work for you, whatever your mood, whatever your poolside personality. “The Peaches brand is about more than selling swimwear,” explain founders Alex Masters and Cait Edgecombe, “it’s about selling a feeling. The same feeling we had, lying on that beach, sipping cocktail’s while we watched the sun dip below the horizon – not a worry in the world. Life was just Peaches!”

The beauty of a Peaches bikini is its hassle-free versatility. Each bikini can be worn three ways, available in several eye-popping colour combinations and on-trend prints, Peaches bikinis can be adjusted to compliment every body shape. Wear one bikini three ways or splurge on two or three bikinis to give your seaside wardrobe endless ‘mix n match’ possibilities. With Peaches you also get the added peace of mind that not every second sunbather will be wearing the same bikini as you come December, as Alex and Cait keep the label fresh and pretty exclusive: “When it comes to looking the part, we like to stand out from the crowd and we assume that the Peaches customer feels the same way.” Our Facebook Page is: www.facebook.com/PeachesSwimwear

“lying on that beach, sipping cocktail’s while we watched the sun dip below the horizon – not a worry in the world. Life was just Peaches!”

caribbean tan New Way Of Thinking “Tan”

The Sun Protection in a Can is available in a SPF 15 for olive toned skins and SPF 30 for fairer skin. The aerosol offers a convenient application method. It ‘s the end of messy bottles in your beach bag! Not only does the aerosol provide sun protection, it also has special Tan Enhancing ingredients that work to tan your skin faster so you spend less time lying in the sun. All of the Caribbean Tan home products are available from Dis-Chem, selected salons and pharmacies nationwide. Call (011) 840-6900 or go to www.caribbeantan.co.za for more information. • Caribbean Tan Protection in a Can – SPF 15/SPF 30 (sun protection & tan enhancer) – from R84,95 *available in SFP 15 or SPF 30

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Things To Spluge OnThis Festive Season

AMSUNG GALAXY S4 ZOOM: R 5 999 S (go to www.Samsung.com / 011 549 1500)

EDIFICE RANGE FROM CASIO: R 3 999

I PAD SLEEVE - DARK BROWN: R280 (available online at www.smacs.co.za)

EATS BY DR DRE NEON MIXR: R3 299 B (available at all major retail stores)

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FLY PHANTOM: R6999.00 www.flyphantom.co.za / 044 382 7051

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NPLUGGED COFFEE MAKER U – BLACK/WHITE: R449.00 (available online at www.smacs.co.za)

COCKTAIL STIRRERS – A SET OF 6: R149.00 (available online at www.smacs.co.za)

MR ALL ROUNDER: R1 140 (available online at www.smacs.co.za)

TOM TOM GO: R2 599- R3 999 (Available at all major retail stores)

GALAXY Note: 3 R8999 GALAXY GEAR: R4599 Retailers: Samsung Experience Stores, Leading Retailers and Mobile Operators

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festive nightlife Joburgs Best Festive Nightlife Hotspots

what’s on after dark Top Nightclubs in Jozi

Café Vacca Matta

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Having been around since 2001, you know are guaranteed to have a good time at Vacca Matta. Situated within Montecasino, Fourways this venue has hosted some of the best parties Joburg has to offer, along with awesome corporate events and private bachelor or bachelorette parties. Offering you state of the art lighting, chic and sophisticated furnishings, an awesome sound system and a tasty menu to accompany your fabulous event. Visit the Vacca Matta page for an update of the weekly parties with some of South Africa’s hottest DJs and incredible parties.

Situated in the heart of trendy Rosebank is Kong which was formerly known as Latinova. Despite the new name it is not entirely new as the décor is still elegant and stylish, with the same nude statues. Nonetheless the reworked venue is still the perfect place to enjoy an evening of cocktails and dancing. So if it is a chic night out that you are looking for, Kong is the place to be. For upcoming events, more information and booking details visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/kongrosebank

For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 511 0511 www.vaccamatta.co.za

yet electrifying themed events that will keep you coming back for more. Charm & class are a must. For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 783 5101 www.swaysandton.co.za

Hush Movida

Taboo Situated in the heart of Sandton, Taboo has led the South African entertainment and functions sphere since 2004 with a world class venue that offers patrons a glamorous and utterly unique eventing experience. Taboo caters to an esteemed and worldly clientele with a visionary cocktail of superlative musical acts, cutting edge lighting and audiovisual equipment and contemporary interiors complimented by breath-taking skyline views of Sandton. All of these elements combine seamlessly to make Taboo the only choice in entertainment and corporate function fields. For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 783 2200 www.24central.co.za Sway If you find yourself in the Design District in Rosebank, make your way to one of Jozi’s hottest bar and lounge, Hush. The best way to describe this bar and lounge is chic yet intimate and the words which are evoked when talking about this stylish event include sexy, seduction and sophistication. Hosting some of Joburg’s finest parties with the hottest celebrities and DJs, it is definitely the place to be. Whether you are looking for an intimate night out or classy dancing experience, Hush is the venue of choice. For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 447 0203 www.hushclub.co.za

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hottest, most popular birthday and Bachelorette party destination! Movida aims to produce a vibey atmosphere combining club, cocktail, theatre, lounge, and disco as well as other social environments. Movida’s unique style of entertainment caters for slightly older clientele and to maintain standards a dress code and age restriction is applicable. For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 234 8000 or visit www.movida.co.za Truth

Movida is a novel and exciting concept that raised the bar in respect of South African nightlife. The fantastic layout lends itself well to both those who are in the mood to party full throttle, as well as those who prefer private VIP lounging. Movida is ideal for private and/or corporate functions as this venue has so much to offer! Birthdays, bachelorette parties, product launches, social events and anniversaries: Movida will customize packages to suit specific needs and requirements. Movida is the

In the mood for a clubbing experience that encompasses the words stylish, chic and beautiful? Well that’s exactly what Sway is, it is a stylish venue that you are bound to enjoy yourself at. Join the beautiful people at Sway for a sophisticated urban-fuelled evening, dripping with swagger and sex appeal. Dress to impress on Fridays and Sundays and experience not just the country’s finest house & hip hop DJs, but huge local & international acts on a regular basis. Saturdays are for those into the commercial scene and surround yourself with the city’s most beautiful & fashionable people, as Sway transforms your Saturday nights into seductive

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Having once been a snake park, Truth is now home to one of the world’s most unique electronic dance music venues. Located in Midrand, Truth is known as one of Johannesburg’s ultimate Saturday night party destinations. Providing partygoers with the most upfront sounds in electronic music, Truth can be described as the backbone of the underground, constantly presenting a good night out. For upcoming events, more information and booking details contact 011 315 9295 www.truthjhb.co.za


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Thirsty Barman, at your service

Sunday Night Live

The Craft, Culture And Mixology Of Cocktails

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veryone loves a classic and our throwback to the mastermind, the Classic Mojito, should take you back to the good old days, of formidable gangsters, dirty dancing and gunmanship. But sitting on a patio, on a warm summer night, surrounded by friends and sweating pitchers of wellmuddled lime, rum and crushed ice, will do nicely as well. Thirsty Barman presents Cocktails101, an exploration of the craft, culture and mixology of cocktails. Join us as we embark on a Summer journey of delectable drinks. Indulge with us, as we throwback to basics with an organic twist; borrow from the native flavours of herbs, spices, fruit and flowers; and bring them together in mind-blowing, artisanmeets-botanical combinations. The cocktail revolution is here. South Africa’s No1. Bar consultancy specialists. THIRST Bar Services is a mobile cocktail bar company with a difference. In 2005, fresh from travelling Europe and discovering a

love for bartending and mixology, old school friends Clyde Ackerman and Rael Lasarow, got together and decided to open the business to be known as THIRST. In the years since then, THIRST has grown to be one of the biggest mobile cocktail bar services in the country, with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Thirst concepulises and caters bar space at corporate and private functions and many of SA’s finsest festival and entertainment events. Our premium cocktail, smoothie and coffee bars offer, serviced by smart and friendly staff. Our mobile bar solutions and bar training academy is an established industry resource. We live for well-crafted cocktails and bar industry culture. Speak to our Thirsty Barman about a cocktail or coffee bar for your next event. Website: www.thirstbarservices.co.za Twitter: @thirstybarman Facebook: www.facebook.com/thirstbarservices

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dopted from the Emmy Award-winning TV show Saturday Night Live, Beefcakes Johannesburg is hosting Sunday Night Live. Spilling over with more excitement than Britney Spears at her French Bulldogs coming out party, Beefcakes is bringing some of South Africa’s finest live talents on Sunday Night Live. We all know Beefcakes is about the lads, but Sunday Night Live is more about the old Fab’s than the young Abs. Sunday Night Live is a fabulous way to celebrate the week ahead. Book a show and have a mouthwatering meal while singing and laughing along to old school classics. Sunday is Fun day at Beefcakes, forget Carte Blanche and get your groove back girl!

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Shows nights are charged at R100.00 per entrant or book a season show ticket upfront of four or more shows at R80.00 per person. Beefcakes Johannesburg: Address – Illovo Muse, 198 Oxford Road Illovo Johannesburg Twitter: @Beefcakes_JHB Facebook: Beefcakes Joburg For reservations at Beefcakes, please call: (011) 447 5266 or email us at joburg@beefcakes.co.za Operating hours: Tuesday to Friday: 12noon to 10pm are our official kitchen hours, but our bar is always open later! Saturday - Sunday: 6pm to 10pm

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Adult Entertainment

LOLLIPOP LOUNGE

THE GRAND

Cnr. Bond & Burke Streets, Randburg 011 781 8779 www.lollipoplounge.co.za

Cnr Rivonia Road & 11th Ave, Rivonia 011 234 9593 www.thegrandrivonia.co.za

The Sexiest strip club in the Heart of Randburg!

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A warm friendly atmosphere with Beautiful South African women to tease and titillate you. Hence the slogan “We aim to Tease”. Come and spoil yourself and your friends. We cater for all functions e.g. bachelor, birthday, office and year-end. If there’s a party, this is the place to be!! Afternoon shows from Tuesday to Friday and Saturday nights non-stop entertainment. DOOR ENTRANCE FEES: Monday and Tuesday evenings from 19h00: R100 Wednesday to Saturday evenings from 19h00: R150. All lunch times Tuesday to Friday lunch from 13h00: R50

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TEAZERS

Teaze Hers

344 Rivonia Blvd, Rivonia 011 807 8722 www.teazers.co.za

344 Rivonia Boulevard Johannesburg 011 807 8722 www.teazehers.teazers.co.za

If fine food and first class service in five star surroundings is what you’re about, then the newly revamped Teazers in Rivonia is the place to be. Which doesn’t mean you can’t just pop in for a drink to soak up the party atmosphere. This is the Vegas of revue bars with décor to blow your mind and the friendly staff will always make you feel right at home. Anyway, who knows, you might just get luck and land up with one of the sexiest girls in South Africa naked on your table…

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Tokai Shopping Center, Malibongwe Drive, Ferndale 011 791 0108 Adult sex toy store.

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Welcome to the ultimate in fantasy and male entertainment. Teaze Hers is a club strictly for the ladies. TIT FOR TAT. If your male companions can, so can you.


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Teazers: Fever Week Fine Food, First-Class Service And Five Star Surroundings

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ine food, first-class service and five star surroundings define the brand that is Teazers. Teazers have managed to combine refinement with quality and have themed the entire experience around an extravaganza. The concept is simple yet appealing in an environment that is beautifully decorated and entertaining. Teazers is adult entertainment and there is always, without a doubt, a party atmosphere. Think Vegas, think lights, think extravaganza, and think spectacular. Teazers has always prided itself in superiority, and its main aim is the client. Teazers is forever ready for clientele from the busy lifestyle of the city as well as those members of the public looking for a special experience. In the most exciting time of the year, the festive season, Teazers introduc-

es FEVER week, which occurs once a year from the 1 – 15 November. The word “fever” is defined as An abnormally high body temperature, usually accompanied by shivering, and is a state of nervous excitement or agitation. And this years Fever week promises to be nothing less than thrilling and delightful! The Teazers FEVER week is the most sensational and electrifying time as it ensures value for money, it guarantees the most beautiful girls and it’s confirmed to be the sexiest time of the year. Some of our favorite luxuries will be on special: Jose Cuervo, Fish Eagle and of course many food specials. The music will be electric and the dancers charged. This eclectic and highly unique experience is no longer JHB’s best-kept secret – So what are you waiting for? Book today. Book now. Booking is essential!

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The lollipop lounge The Sexiest Strip Club in the Heart of Randburg

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he Lollipop Lounge is a landmark in Randburg, with a Moulin Rouge like ambiance and beautiful South African women ready to tease and titillate you. It offers the very best in erotic entertainment. Hence the slogan “We aim to Tease”. Come and spoil yourself and your friends at The Lollipop Lounge. Apart from spoiling yourself and having an awesome time with your friends, Lollipop Lounge does in fact cater for all functions like bachelor, birthday, office and year-end parties. If there’s a party, this is the place to be! Fridays and Saturdays are show time at The Lollipop Lounge. They have mouth-watering duo shows and a firm favourite, the bath shows. Bachelor and birthday boys

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are spoilt rotten. GiGi, a trained actress, apart from being the winner of the first Celeb Survivor SA, has appeared in the successful Nipple Caps and G-strings stage production, Sun City’s Spellbound and has been seen on the big screen in Poena is Koning. GiGi is also well-known as the owner of The Lollipop Lounge, an exotic dance club in Johannesburg. What makes the Lollipop Lounge special: • The best place to make a function unforgettable. • Beautiful waitresses and the best management team. • Stages with dancers so beautiful, you need to move from section to section to catch all the action. • The best music (and you can still keep a conversation going with out shouting).

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A cosy, warm atmosphere. Beautiful South African girls. The best fillet steak in the north. Friendly security staff. Friday afternoon shows and non- stop entertainment on Saturday. GiGi’s famous branding iron is kept for the bachelors. Be the next bachelor to add to the long history of the Lollipop Lounge branding iron.

revamped new section of the club. This is the best in erotic entertainment, with compelling props and little in the way of costumes and the shows will leave you - gasping for breath and ready for an encore. The shows are performed by the newest array of eye-catching, beautiful and enticing performers who will have you holding your breath in

Peruse the display cabinets as you enter the club. It might bring back memories! The club is open Monday to Saturday, with their Theatre de Erotica shows taking place on Friday and Saturday. These shows are sizzling hot, sensuously spectacular and visually stimulating shows that will leave you begging for more. The Theatre de Erotica is showcased in the recently

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anticipation. The Lollipop Lounge…for an evening of erotic entertainment that you will never forget and for all slaves of desire! Cnr Bond & Burke Street, Randburg 011 781 8779/80 www.thelollipoplounge.co.za


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o the year 2013 has finally come to an end. The Christmas decorations are on display, the flowers are in full bloom and the festive season has slowly found its way into our lives yet again. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all take an early retirement? Wouldn’t it be stress-free to dodge contacts with people and remain enclosed in our close circles of friends and families? Wouldn’t it be marvelous to resign? Well unfortunately non of these options are probable or possible so rather we unwind, unravel, untwist

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and unroll and begin planning our year end travel destination. The thrill and excitement that comes with venturing into the various travel objectives is paramount. It is where we all connect, it rejuvenates and revives us. The simple truth is that being in nature, in love with the wild mountains, the unmanicured beaches, or the artistry of the bush is what gives us all serenity; peace of mind. Fortunately South Africa with its vast horizons, sparkling sunsets, moonlight serenades and its exquisiteness within each landscape, every wildlife

creature and all its flora and fauna, allows for innumerable holiday havens. The first obvious choice would be Cape Town. Through appreciating the cuisine, the culture and the natural beauty that exists within Cape Town, as a destination it is perfect. A little outside of the hustle and bustle is the glorious wine estates, which always offer tranquility, and are also romantic. Hout Bay serves the best fish and chips and one of the 7 wonders of the world, the one and only, Table Mountain, is spectacular. Another option would be to take a road trip through the Cape or down the coast of Kwazulu Natal or even through the backdrop of Knysna and

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grasp at what our beautiful country has to offer. Another desired destination, which is just 45 minutes outside of Johannesburg, is Magaliesburg. Beautiful gardens, lovely temperatures and many quaint, picturesque guesthouses and boutique hotels. Whatever you do make sure you become deeply embedded into the spirit of the festive season. And luckily our travel section will help make your decision simpler as we take you through a few journeys and offer you innovative travel ideas, focusing on Cape Town, Mozambique, Thailand and Munich.


Kievits Kroon Presents Monthly Winemakers Evenings

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T H IS Y E AR , L E T U S TAKE C ARE O F YO U R FE ST IV E N E E D S The Maslow Hotel offers nine stunning conference halls of different sizes, excellent catering and specialised accommodation packages. What more do you need for the Christmas function of the year?

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SPECIAL PACKAGE SHUTTLE TO AND FROM SANDTON GAUTRAIN STATION

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rom October, food and wine lovers in Gauteng will be able to enjoy monthly winemaker’s evenings at Kievits Kroon Country Estate, just outside Pretoria. The dates for the first two evenings have been confirmed and will see Executive Chef Sammy Mashile join winemakers from the Robertson Wine Valley to create mouth-watering six-course tasting menus, each dish perfectly paired with wines from the featured estate. The winemakers will talk to guests about their wines, and explain why they were paired with each dish. Guests will have the opportunity to chat to the winemakers and ask questions. After dinner guests will retire to their luxurious rooms for the night, and then enjoy a sumptuous leisurely buffet breakfast in the morning before check out. MD of Kievits Kroon, Alan O’Leary, says that the winemaker’s evenings will add to the ‘winelands’ experience at Kievits Kroon. “We are known as the Winelands in Gauteng because of the Cape-Dutch style architecture of the buildings on the estate,” says O’Leary. “We took this a step further with the launch of our own wine labels in 2010 and a Cap Classique this year. Our wine list has just won its fifth consecutive Diamond Award in the

Diners Club Wine List Awards. We also recently hosted the Robertson Wine Valley Festival which was a great success and allowed us to forge good ties with the winemakers from that region of the Cape. We are now looking forward to hosting them individually and learning more about their award-winning wines.” The confirmed dates for the first two winemaker’s evenings at Kievits Kroon are 26 October with Malcolm Human (winemaker at Van Loveren) and 30 November with Pierre de Klerk (winemaker at Graham Beck Wines). Malcolm Human describes the Van Loveren wines as premium quality wines which maximise natural varietal fruit flavours from carefully selected quality grapes. “Our wines are quality and value for money South African wines of distinctive character,” he says. Pierre de Klerk says that Graham Beck’s Robertson estate, Madeba, situated in the Breede River Valley, focuses on minimal intervention so that the authentic essence of the fruit and terroir shine through in the final wine. We are committed to creating world class wines of unparalleled distinction and inimitable character,” he says.

R999 PER ROOM PER NIGHT

BED & BREAKFAST* *T & C’s apply

Central Reservations: +27 11 780 7770 Telephone: +27 10 226 4600 maslow@suninternational.com www.suninternational.com/maslow

NEED EXTRA BEDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Look no further than the fabulous SNooZA. It is a space saving, multi functional piece of furniture that converts quickly and easily into a bed. Simply zip off the outer cover, remove, and fold out the mattress. During the day fold it back up and use it as a chair. Outer covers come in a range of fabrics & colours to suit your decor. From R1 199 to R2 050 order online at www.snooza.co.za (price includes delivery nationally). Tel: 082 499 0440

For more information about the winemaker’s evenings visit www. kieivtskroon.co.za. Booking is essential. Call 0860 5438487 or email reservations@kievitskroon.co.za.

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top TRAVEL DESTINATIONS Some Of The Top Travel Destinations For You To Enjoy

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HE WESTERN CAPE: Whales, wine lands majestic mountains and impeccable landscapes are a few of the many reasons that tourists mark the Western Cape as a ‘must stay’ on their travel itinerary. This spectacular province is South Africa’s fourth largest and most visited province, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Eastern Cape and the Free State. PLACES YOU NEED TO VISIT: You need to make your way to the iconic Table Mountain or hike up Lions Head. The wine route is also a must see, as you can enjoy some of the finest wines and enjoy the beautiful scenery as well. And of course no Western Cape visit is complete without a stopover to Robben Island, which was infamous for housing prisoners like Nelson Mandela. Paying one of the numerous beautiful

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beaches is also a must do activity PLACES TO SHOP: No holiday is complete if you haven’t done a little shopping. For an exclusive and elite shopping experience Cavendish Square and the V&A Waterfront is a must visit. However the more conventional shopper can pay Canal Walk or Tygervalley mall a visit. FOOD YOU NEED TO ENJOY: You need to have a plate of tasty fish and chips, and you are bound to find a charming café at every other corner. Since we are at so close to sea, the seafood is of the very best quality and no visit would be complete without tasting the fresh and delicious seafood this beautiful province has to offer. For more information visit the Cape Town Tourism website www.tourismcapetown.co.za or call +27 (21) 405 4500.

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OZAMBIQUE Mozambique features year-round sunshine, tropical nature reserves, historic sites and some of the most beautiful coastline in Africa. Beach lovers, scuba divers and snorkelling enthusiasts are drawn to Mozambique’s sandy white beaches and shimmering blue waters abundant in marine life. Beyond its pristine maritime beauty, Mozambique is also home to one of Africa’s livelier capital cities, Maputo, with its own architectural treasures. If you have nowhere to go this Festive season take advantage of our New Year’s Mozambique Packages CARDOSO HOTEL **** Maputo • 3 x Nights accommodation in Standard Rooms • Bed & Breakfast basis

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HAILAND Thailand, a place where the weather is great most of the time; extreme value for money and the prevailing resort culture is one of the best in the world. Most visitors head for the popular islands of Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Phuket. For those of a more inquisitive mien, this is also a country that offers a wide range of adventurous and cultural activities. Luxury Phuket 7-night Phuket stay - R18 134 Valid for travel 16 Jan to 31 Mar 2014 Includes: Return flights from Johannesburg to Phuket; Approximate air taxes; Return airport transfers; seven nights at the 4* superior Merlin Beach Resort with breakfast and a half-day Phuket introduction tour. Sunshine in Samui 7-night Koh Samui stay - R23 938 Valid for travel Includes: Return flights from Johan-

• Weekends before the 30/12/2013 R2,025.00 per person sharing for the 3 nights • New Year’s R2,400.00 per person sharing for the 3 nights POLANA HOTEL ***** Maputo • 3 x night’s accommodation in Standard Rooms • Accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast Basis • Including Flights, Taxes and Trans fers R10,465.00 per person sharing for the 3 nights • Self-drive R5,715.00 per person sharing for the 3 nights Rates are subject to availability and or price increase without further notice. Visit our web site www.mozambiquetourism.co.za or email us on info@mozambiquetourism.co.za for more information on these and other exciting packages.

nesburg to Koh Samui; return airport transfers; seven nights at the 3* plus Centara Villas Samui in a deluxe villa with breakfast; and a half-day island tour. Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time.-Peak season surcharges and block out dates may apply. E&OE For more information visit the Pentravel website www.pentravel.co.za or you can call them on 0861 101 827 or drop them an email info@pentravele.co.za

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GOLD CIRCLE - HORSERACING Whether youre a horseracing fanatic or just looking for a great entertainment option Gold Circle’s three Kwazulu - natal racecourses are for you. Try one of our first class restaurants, or, if you prefer, you can enjoy more casual racing from the grandstand and grassed area. Alternatively choose from over 100 tabGOLD off-course outlets located throughout the province.

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Wilson’s Wharf, situated on Durban’s Victoria embankment between the Yacht Mole and the Sugar Terminal, is the City’s trendiest fusion of fun, food, top shows and crafts, all blended with the rustic interface of a boating marina. With it’s incomparable harbour views of Africa’s busiest Port, this unique waterfront venue has something for everyone; from a fast food court to restaurants providing funky food and family dining, and from a sushi and oyster bar to a festive pub atmosphere, all overlooking the marina. The indoor craft house and speciality shops contain a wide variety of items for the discerning shopper, whilst the intimate Catalina theatre brings top show to Durban’s only stage on the bay. The wharf also offers deepsea fishing charters for those who seek adventure and harbour cruises for visitors who just want to relax out on the water. Enquiries: Rethabile Mzolo Tel: 031 907 8792 Email: rmzolo@ithala.co.za www.wilsonswharf.co.za HOOTERS Hooters is a classic sports bar and casual dining restaurant offering a unique experience of good quality food, excellent customer service and a fun and relaxed American dinner atmosphere.

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Karkloof canopy tour is celebrating its 10th year in Business this year (2013). In the past decade Karkloof has seen 1000’s of satisfied guests from all over the world slide through its trees. A Canopy Tour® takes you on an unforgettable adventure as you slide from one platform to the next along a series of steel cables set amongst magnificent natural surroundings.

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Sliding from tree to tree became a novel way to see the flora and CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF fauna of an indigenous forest. A ADVENTURE whole new level ofTOURISM appreciation Karkloof canopy tour is celebrating its 10th year was born when the concept bein Business this year (2013). In the past decade came one of South Africa’s most Karkloof has seen 1000’s of satisfied guests from popular eco adventure activities. all over the world slide through its trees. guides assure the AProfessional Canopy Tour® takes you on an unforgettable adventure as you slidegroup from oneand platform to the safety of each point next a series of facts steel cables set amongst outalong interesting along the magnificent natural surroundings. way. The concept of Canopy Tour originated in the

rain forests of Costa Rica, where scientists were The adventure widely re-of the Forstudying species in theis Canopy Layer est.garded Sliding from tree to became novel way as one oftree the besta ‘soft’ to eco-adventure see the flora and fauna of an indigenous activities in theforest. A whole new level of appreciation was born when world. During the tour you can the concept became one of South Africa’s most expectecotoadventure hear the calls Professional of the popular activities. Samango monkey, or spot thepoint guides assure the safety of each group and out interesting facts along the way. magelusive Narina Trogon in this The adventure is widely regarded as one of the nificent forest. It can be enjoyed best ‘soft’ eco-adventure activities in the world. by people of all ages with the During the tour you can expect to hear the calls youngest being 3 and the of the Samango monkey, or spot the oldest elusive 90 so far intothis domagnificent the tour.forest. It’s Itideal Narina Trogon can be enjoyed by people of all ages withparties, the youngest for teambuilding, kid’s being 3 and the oldest 90 so far to do the tour. family get-togethers, corporate It’s ideal for teambuilding, kid’s parties, family getevents or just a fun day out. togethers, corporate events or just a fun day out. Booking advised: Booking advised:0762412888 0762412888 info@karkloofcanopytour.co.za info@karkloofcanopytour.co.za


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FAIRMONT ZIMBALI RESORT It’s A Lifestyle

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he Fairmont Zimbali Resort is located on one of three coastal forest estates in the world – a 700-hectare protected tropical paradise. Tucked between two World Unesco Heritage Sites in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa along the south-east shore known as the Dolphin Coast, it fronts the spectacular Indian Ocean. Zimbali – Zulu for valley of flowers, captivates visitors with its untouched natural splendor. A popular destination with South Africans, the area is caressed by the warm currents of the Indian Ocean and offers a subtropical climate, year-round sunshine, lush foliage and culinary influences from the polyglot of cultures - Zulu, Indian, British, and Dutch. Facilities at Fairmont Zimbali Resort include a Willow Stream Spa with 10 treatment rooms; nine restaurants and bars; five pools; beach; tennis and squash courts; and an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course. At the sister property - the colonialstyled Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, there is a restaurant, lounge, and four pools. A kid-friendly area has a play area with swings, pool, and supervised activities, and the hotels offer reciprocal signing privileges with guest shuttles between the properties and golf course. The Coral Tree, located in the resort, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as specialty buffets on weekends and special occasions. Meals can be savoured on the outdoor terrace, and small parties can also arrange to dine in a secluded indoor, or separate outdoor area. Dalchini is the lobby level tea lounge that serves an African or Indian-inspired afternoon tea daily,

and can be used by groups for functions. For a cocktail or glass of wine, snacks and light meals, 31 Degrees provides a relaxing place to sip. The wine bar, Vinum and OSA, an haute South African steakhouse, share an elegant two-storey supper club style venue. Diner’s Club has awarded the restaurant their highest award – Diamond status, for the outstanding South African wine list. Guests can climb out of the pool and take a bistro break at Ayoba, with a wood-fired pizza oven or enjoy a creative cocktail served with warm ocean breezes at the adjacent Ma khaza, the indoor/outdoor bar. Burger buffs will want to head to BITE where they can “build-your-own” featuring iconic Karan beef, or opt for ostrich, lamb, chicken or homemade lentil and bean burgers. The chef’s signature sheshebo, a tomato and onion relish, is served on the side along with thick hand-cut fries and onion rings, while waist-watchers can select from assorted salads. The Fairmont Zimbali Resort is an ideal venue for meetings, incentives and social events like weddings. There is a 280-square metre (2,900 square foot) ballroom for up to 220 guests banquet-style, or 300 theatre-style. An adjacent 150 square metre (1,615 square foot) pre-function space can be used for registration or displays, and a private outdoor courtyard is a popular option for weddings and breakouts. An executive meeting room, suitable for up to 12 people in boardroom style, is also available. And for guests who need to work, a business centre is equipped with work stations, high-speed internet access, computers, printers and phones. A variety of day trips and activities are easily arranged through the concierge.

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The Grill Jichana Where You Want To Be

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the perfectly grilled meat, fish and chicken dishes on the menu.

he LIt’s the place you want to be when looking for a truly great meal in Durban. It’s The Grill Jichana – and it’s all about ‘jichana’, the Swahili slang term for ‘eating good’.

The starter menu offers a simple but substantial selection of salads, hand crafted from fresh market ingredients, to best complement the focus of the menu, which is on grills.

Located on Durban’s Golden Mile in the recently launched Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani hotel complex, The Grill Jichana is in a league of its own. Entering through either the hotel or the street entrance, diners will be struck by the modern and minimalistic interior design, which is instantly made welcoming with warm touches. This is a place where the focus is on comfort, a relaxing ambience, and good, simple food prepared in the most authentic way to highlight the natural flavours.

The beef used is premium grade and sourced from Karan Beef, carefully selected and hand cut by an in-house butcher before being aged through a specific maturation process. “This allows us to offer our diners the best prime cuts available, seasoned with our aromatic house spice, infused with crushed mustard seed, rock sea salt and lemon black pepper, before being flame-grilled over volcanic rock with herbed honey barbeque basting,” says executive chef Shaun Munro, who developed the menu for The Grill Jichana and oversees all the restaurants within the complex.

The Grill Jichana brings in the African theming of its host hotel and is an exploration of the African East Coast spice route, combining the flavours of cassia, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric and pepper with

Fillet, rump, T-bone and the 200 gram Jichana burger are all served perfectly grilled to every customer’s liking, as is the duo of lamb chops or lamb skewer. Those who prefer poultry will not be disappointed with the

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small but well considered offering of rotisserie chicken, supreme chicken or roast duck, all of which are free range and raised in the Dargle Valley in KZN. “The rotisserie allows for succulent cooking before being flame grilled with lemon and herbs, or alternatively basted with our Dares-Salaam restaurant Baraza’s pili-pili basting,” says Chef Shaun. On the fish front, all but the Norwegian salmon is sustainably sourced from local fisheries and are all SASSI listed, with the option of fresh linefish in an East Coast spice rub, inland salt water dusky kob served with homemade aioli, Norwegan salmon with savoury mango salsa or grilled LM tiger king prawns. Vegetarians have the option of a haloumi stack or veggie medley. Side orders are plentiful and include the never-to-be-missed homemade bafana potato chips – actually more of a pillar than a mere chip – which undergo an extensive cooking process to create the perfect chip. Other options include creamed potato mash, shoestring fries, baked potato, crispy battered onion rings, cara-

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melised baby onions with sautéed button mushrooms, steamed fresh market vegetables, curried butternut mash with coriander butter, braised spinach with garlic cream and rocket, fresh tomato and red onion salad. The dessert menu is a simple but glorious affair, with tried and trusted favourites given an injection of freshness, including a deconstructed milk tart and the ultimate creation for any chocoholic – a five-chocolateValrhona chocolate ball with fresh fruit relish, that explodes into a melted puddle of decadent chocolate on the plate. The wine list is part of the menu and is carefully selected to perfectly complement all the mouth-watering dishes on offer – whether by the glass or by the bottle. The Grill Jichana is fast becoming a favourite place for a truly great meal in an absolutely ideal setting,whatever your preference. For more information go to www.tsogosun.com or follow Tsogo Sun on @tsogosun.


Cape Town

festive CAPE TOWN Celebrations On The Western Cape

GOING PLACES The Cape Town Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) system, MyCiTi, is a bold initiative to transform the public transport sector by dramatically improving the customer’s experience thereof. This initiative will seek to integrate all of the current transport modal options into a coherent package. Among the modes to be integrated are: Metrorail services, road-based services on trunk routes, conventional bus services, minibus taxi integration, feeder bus services, improved pedestrian and bicycle access, metered taxi integration and park-and-ride facilities. The principal way in which the City of Cape Town will transform the road-based public transport services is a concept known as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). BRT is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast, comfortable, and cost-effective urban mobility with segregated right-of-way infrastructure, rapid

and frequent operations, and excellence in marketing and customer service. BRT has virtually all the performance and comfort of a modern rail-based transit system but at a fraction of the cost – typically four to 20 times less than a tram or light rail transit system and 10 to 100 times less than a rail system. The central defining feature of BRT is its focus on customer service. Dedicated, median bus ways provide customers with dramatically reduced travel times. Because the vehicles move quickly in peak hour, more people are encouraged to switch from private car use to public transport, which makes the whole system far more viable. The dedicated lanes also reduce operating costs so that fare levels are quite affordable. Special attention is also given to safety and security through the presence of extensive security personnel and the use of CCTV cameras.

SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE MyCiTi operates in different ways depending on the area being served. Some of the factors the system design takes into account are passenger demand, whether the area is largely residential or industrial, the width of the roads and space on the pavements. Currently on main routes, larger (high-floor) buses stop at glassenclosed stations in the median or middle of the road. These stations allow for quick,level boarding and easy transfers to other routes. The buses on these routes usually travel on their own dedicated red lanes, or as on the N2, in lanes reserved for public transport vehicles during peak hours. On local routes, smaller low-floor buses stop at the side of the road at stops or bus shelters. WALKING AND CYCLING The MyCiTi integrated rapid transit

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system is being designed to make it easy for users to choose public transport instead of private cars. Most users will need to walk a short distance before they are able to board a bus, while some may want to cycle. Historically pedestrian and bicycle access in South African cities has been inadequate. MyCiTi aims to create a safe and pleasant pedestrian environment around stations and stops, which contributes to the overall quality of the MyCiTi experience. In countries where public transport use is widespread the public health benefits are also tangible, as users increase their daily exercise and avoid the stress of driving in congested traffic or on poor quality transport services. To encourage cycling and provide a more integrated experience, bicycles are allowed onto MyCiTi buses and cycle racks are available in the vicinity of many of the stations.

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Cape Town

TRANSPORT SYSTEM For A Livable Cape Town

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n align with the vision for the

great city of Cape Town in the coming decades and in order to meet the needs of the changes in the economy& society while maintaining the guidelines for sustainable development, leaders and planners of the city are busy arranging and implementing an integrated system that will precede and direct the way for infrastructure to lead developments in a way that will meet its’ greater agenda. Launched in the last quarter of 2012, Transport for Cape Town is responsible for the City’s 2013-2018 Integrated Transport Plan (ITP) and the Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN), which addresses both road and rail transportation. In the implementation of these plans and projections they manage and control all aspects of Cape Town public transport, in an integrated, cost effective way, for the benefit of all commuters across the city.

accessible to all communities.

and the existing road infrastructure.

Efforts are put towards a transport

bility and non-motorised commuting,

system where multiple modes are

Under the Urban Development um-

such as walking or cycling. In addi-

integrated to ensure a seamless travel

brella planners will have to achieve a

tion to discouraging SOV use, the

experience to all users, whether trav-

high level of usage during peak and

Travel SMART programme is aimed

elling for work, education, health,

off-peak by spreading the land use

at reducing vehicle emissions, lower-

recreational or social reasons. The

in a way that will create movement

ing travel costs for commuters, and

transport system must operate at a

to different directions and in this

easing congestion on the city’s roads.

high standard to give confidence to

way will enable an efficient transport

The programme has been selected

choice users to position themselves

system. This could be achieved by

as one of the flagship projects for

around the system in order to derive

densification and mixed use along

Province’s ‘110% Green’ campaign,

the many benefits if offers, whether

public transport corridors.

which was recently launched on

at trunk or feeder routes. A well

In addition, in order to meet the

World Environment Day.

designed urban environment will

needs of the work sector, a freight

allow for shorter trip distances for

strategy is also planned to integrate

CITY TO SPEND R321 MILLION ON

which non-motorised trips by foot

with the overall metropolitan plans.

UPGRADING PUBLIC TRANSPORT

or bicycle will become the preferred

INTERCHANGES

mode of travel. In accordance with

The goal of Transport for Cape

these goals, research was completed

Town is to introduce an integrated

to discover the best examples that

transport system that allows for one

will aim to ease the processes of

network, one timetable, one ticket,

reinventing the system from around

one unified standard for structure

the globe and will assist with proven

and operations, as well as one trans-

results, a system that with the right

port enforcement unit.

modifications will be able to accommodate the needs of Cape Town.

TRAVEL SMART ENCOURAGES

The example that most resembles the

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

needs of Cape Town was found in

CHOICES

the City of Curitiba in Brazil. During the year under review, the When approaching the planning for

City of Cape Town launched its in-

In accordance to that data, The City

Cape Towns’ transport system a few

novative Travel SMART programme

of Cape Town is looking for the ways

mile stones had to be taken. On the

aimed at encouraging Capetonians

and means to avoid a situation that

physical side planners have identified

to choose more sustainable transport

will result in high operating costs

and overlaid the different compo-

options. A primary focus of the

and the reliance on private cars for

nents that should be taken into

programme is convincing commuters

access to opportunities. Its aim is

consideration. Existing nodes in the

to leave their cars – often singleoccu-

to design on a human scale - with

present layout will have to be imple-

pancy vehicles (SOVs) – at home, par-

neighbourhoods and facilities in

mented into future plans- those are

ticularly when travelling to and from

walking distance of one another and

lightening the current intersection of

work. Currently in its pilot phase, the

a well-developed public transport

Cape Towns’ life and will need to be

programme, which is funded by the

system - that allows for equitable

either enhanced or alternatively un-

United Nations Development Pro-

access to opportunities and active

tangled in the planning process but

gramme, has partnered with six other

participation by all. A higher density,

surly not to be ignored in order to

large employers, including Province,

well designed and mixed land use

not neglect any community or zone.

in the Cape Town CBD.

environment, enables an affordable

The components are made of the

Their shared goal is to create aware-

public transport system that operates

current and projected distribution of

ness among staff and encourage a

at a standard that makes it competi-

population density, the current and

shift to more sustainable transport

tive to the private car, and therefore

projected areas of mass employment

options, including public transport,

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lift clubbing (carpooling), active mo-

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The City will be upgrading and expanding Cape Town’s public transport interchanges over the next five years to accommodate the growth in demand for access and mobility. A total of 25 high-commuter-traffic interchanges have been identified to receive special focus as part of the project, which is anticipated to cost around R321 million. This improvement programme forms part of the City’s mobility strategy, which supports the development of a balanced transport system. It focuses on all elements of the transport system, including rail, bus, taxi, cycling, pedestrians, parking management, freight and traffic management information and data. This will be undertaken under the banner of Transport for Cape Town, so as to ensure synergy and a collaborative approach.

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FOR A LIVABLE CAPE TOWN Cape Town

MyCiTi routes 2 and 30 November 2013

Narcissus Human Kemp Edward Le Sueur

Pelican

T01 Wood - Table View - Civic Centre - Waterfront T03 Melkbosstrand - Table View - Omuramba

Riebeeckstrand

A01 Airport - Civic Centre - Waterfront

Hoffe South

101 Vredehoek - Gardens - Civic Centre

MELKBOSSTRAND

Robben

102 Salt River Rail - Walmer Estate - Civic Centre

Atalantes

Melkbosch

104 Sea Point - Waterfront - Civic Centre

Atlantic Beach

Melkbosstrand

105 Sea Point - Fresnaye - Civic Centre 106 Waterfront Silo - Civic Centre - Camps Bay (clockwise)

Brittlestar Waratah

Hol Bay

T03

La Paloma Seaside Village

Marine Big Bay

217 Parklands - Table View - Big Bay - Melkbosstrand

De Mist

BIG BAY

Radar

Blouberg Sands

214

230 Duynefontein - Melkbosstrand

Kleinbaai

Cabin

Bokkombaai

West Beach

251 Century City - Montague Gardens

217

Stop only accessible in direction indicated

Perlemoen

Stirling

Shell

Blouberg Rise

Seal

Viola

Routes starting 30 November 2013. Routes, stops and stop names are subject to change.

Tryall

Waterville Braselton

BLOUBERG SANDS

PARKLANDS EAST

Parklands Secondary

Oakland Hills

Blaauwberg Hospital

Wandsworth

Woodlands

Gie North

Sandown

Nantucket

Humewood

Hamptons

Devonshire Wood North

Valderrama

216

213

Ravenswood

Parklands Main North Chippenham Dorchester

215

Garden Link

Porterfield

Hampstead Parklands Main

Oakdale Gie Central

Wood Central St Johns Wood Parklands College Parklands Main South

Table View

Merlot

Echium

Pinto Bitten

Gie South

Sunset Beach

Janssens

Grey

T01

TABLE VIEW

Briza

Marine Circle Popham

Tritonia

Earlswood

Muscadel

T01/T03

Montague Gardens

First

215 Sunningdale - Gie Road - Wood 216 Sunningdale - Wood Drive - Wood

Cormorant

Esso

Water’s Edge

214 Big Bay - Table View - Parklands

Dawn

213 West Beach - Table View - Sunningdale

Wood

107 Waterfront Silo - Civic Centre - Camps Bay (anti-clockwise)

Stop

Petrus

230

103 Oranjezicht - Gardens - Civic Centre

Station

Losperds

MyCiTi routes

DUYNEFONTEIN

Waldeck

Hoffe North

Raymond

Dunker

Marconi Bolt

Kunene

Drill

Racecourse Royal Ascot

T03

Bosmansdam

T01 Milnerton Woodbridge

Century Gate

Omuramba

CENTURY CITY

Estuaries Waterview Waterford

Lagoon Beach

Century City

251

Canal Walk North Canal Walk South Grand Canal

Zoarvlei

Century City Rail

Vrystaat Section Waterfront

Lower Loop Ben Nevis

Skye Way

High Old Fire Level Station

Promenade

Mid Long

Church

Groote Longmarket Kerk

Rhine

SEA POINT

Leeuwen

London

Albany

Graaff’s Pool

The Glen

Irwinton

Sea Point Pool

Fresnaye

Upper Long

Ludwig’s Garden

FRESNAYE

Disandt

TAMBOERSKLOOF

Kloof

107 CAMPS BAY

Camps Bay

Ravensteyn

Whale Rock

Fiskaal Houghton Rontree Rontree

St Michael’s Dal

Argyle

Quebec Woodford Atholl Comrie

Belle Ombre

Brevity Lane

Lower Camps Bay

Queens Beach

Kei Apple Tramway

UPPER WOODSTOCK

Roeland Upper Loop

Lower Kloof

Cassel

Lower Buitenkant

Dorp

105

Boat Bay

Airport

Coronation East Upper Roodebloem

Mid Loop

Strand St Bedes

Chester East

Ravenscraig

Rocklands

102 Coronation West

CBD

Upper Mountain

Three Anchor Bay

Lawley Balfour

Civic Centre

Lower Long Adderley

Chester West

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Spencer

SALT RIVER

Upper Salt River

CPUT

Lighthouse

Kent

Woodstock

District Six

GREEN POINT

Salt River Rail

Paarden Eiland

Zonnebloem

Stadium

Surrey

Foreshore

Thibault Square

The Castle

Granger Bay

Neptune

Convention Centre

Amsterdam

A01

Waterfront Silo

Nobel Square Aquarium Marina

Hanover Street

Mouille Point

Somerset Hospital

T01

Granger

Cotswold Kloof Nek

Prima Platteklip Horak

Michaelis Government Roodehek Ave Annandale

Lower Van Riebeeck Reservoir Welgemeend

GARDENS

Upper Kloof

Nazareth Gardenia

Gardens

St James

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103 De Waal Park Upper Orange

Rayden Molteno Montrose

Upper Buitenkant

Wexford

VREDEHOEK

Highlands Herzlia

Exner

TABLE MOUNTAIN

T

MOUILLE POINT

FORESHORE

Darling

Breakwater

N

Chas Booth

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Susan

For more information call the Transport Information Centre (toll-free 24/7) 0800 65 64 63 Visit www.myciti.org.za

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Cape Town

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa The Hottest Address In Cape Town

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avourably located in the heart of Cape Town, Pepperclub Hotel & Spa offers a first-class springboard to all attractions the cosmopolitan city has to offer. Offering five star services, guests can expect a unique hotel experience, characterised by New York chic-inspired interiors, personalised features and friendly staff who are ready to attend to your every need. The hotel’s 210 opulent and well-appointed suites cater to all travel requirements, with intimate studio and one bedroom suites for a romantic getaway, to two or three bedroom suites for the whole family. The Penthouse suite, located on the 20th floor and spanning across two entire floors, offers an unforgettable experience. Breakfast is served at the hotel’s in-house restaurant, Sinatra’s, which is also ideal for a light lunch or a hearty dinner. The menu boasts fresh,

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locally-sourced ingredients and emphasises the chef’s seasonal approach to European continental cuisine. Cayenne Spa, tucked away on the 8th floor of the hotel, is a popular sanctuary due to its modern aura and eclectic menu of modern treatments. The spa also features a sauna, fullyequipped gymnasium and outdoor swimming pool which is complete with panoramic views of the city and Table Mountain. An additional facility at the hotel is the intimate 29-seat Odeon Cinema, which boasts a collection of movies. Guests can also enjoy complimentary shuttles to the V&A Waterfront and internationally-acclaimed Camps Bay where guests will have exclusive access to Pepperclub’s beach club facilities which offers exclusive use of private lockers, shower and restroom facilities. For further information, please visit www.pepperclub.co.za or contact us on 021 812 8888. Address: Crn of Loop and Pepper Street, Cape Town

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Est. 1877

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